Tara Shabazz is the Executive Director of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence where she is privileged to work in diverse capacities with its staff, board, members, and extended community to realize the agency’s goals. Tara has worked with the Partnership since its inception, and worked with the California Alliance Against Domestic Violence in a variety of capacities for five years prior to the formation of the Partnership. She brings to the Partnership over 11 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, working in management, training, education, advocacy, and fund development. Tara has overseen the development of the Partnership’s programs and services, served on numerous committees and task forces, written training materials and articles, and presented at statewide and national conferences.
Tara has worked in the areas of youth violence prevention and teen pregnancy prevention, advocacy, community organizing, agency capacity building, educational program planning and development, and multicultural issues. She has made numerous professional presentations in the area of cultural competency in the context of violence against women, domestic violence in the African American community, and outreach to underserved communities.
Tara holds a Master’s degree in Education, with an emphasis on Multi-Cultural Education, and a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary studies from California State University, Sacramento.
Alicia is a Program Coordinator for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. She has been involved in intimate partner violence and oppression prevention and education since 2001. She has developed and implemented procedures and policies to increase program delivery and staff retention. She has direct and indirect counseling experience and has catered her undergraduate education to understanding the construction of violence. Alicia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Women’s Studies from California State University, Sacramento. Alicia is in her second and final year of graduate school, attaining her Master’s in Public Administration with a primary focus on leadership, strategy and public policy from the University of San Francisco.
Alicia is a member of the State Interagency Team (SIT) /California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) and the California Leadership Group on Domestic Violence and Child Wellbeing. She is a current board member of the Center for Community Health and Well-Being, Inc.
Jo Anna Davis
Jo Anna is the Membership Specialist for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, where she oversees all membership activities. Jo Anna also interacts with local, state, and national consultants, community groups and domestic violence service agencies, and assists in the preparation and dissemination of materials and presentations.
Jo Anna has been involved with victim rights and services since 2000, having worked with non-profit organizations as an Executive Director, program developer, manager, and advocate. Beginning as a part time Office Manager for Family Safety Network in rural Idaho, she learned every job duty and function for the program, eventually becoming one of the youngest domestic violence Executive Directors in the state. During that time, she developed crisis intervention services for victims and specialized services for domestic violence victims and youth including reaching underserved populations. She coordinated and provided training for staff and volunteers, and developed training curricula and manuals.
Originally from rural Alabama, Jo Anna studied international relations and sustainable development and studied in Costa Rica before graduating from the University of the South in Tennessee. Jo Anna holds a Masters in Strategic Communications.
Public Affairs Specialist
Before joining the Partnership, Camille worked as the Education & Outreach Specialist for the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, Nevada’s statewide domestic violence coalition. While at NNADV, Camille spearheaded community education programs, directed a distance education course for domestic violence advocates, and launched a strategic media outreach program, the first in that agency’s history.
In addition to her work in the domestic violence movement, Camille also has experience
in teaching and journalism. She has taught writing at Stanford University, the University of Nevada, and Truckee Meadows Community College. From 2000-2002 she worked as a features reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal, and she continues to work as a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines. Camille holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts in English.
Jacquie Marroquin began her work in the violence against women movement twelve years ago working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in the Central Valley. Jacquie has worked with survivors, managed programs, and provided domestic violence, sexual assault and anti-oppression trainings at local, statewide and national levels.
Currently, Ms. Marroquin is a Program Coordinator for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, where she provides training and technical assistance to domestic violence organizations in California. She is a 2006 graduate of San Francisco State University, Court/Legal Interpreting Program, 2010-2011 Fellow of New York University’s Women of Color Policy Network, and 2012-1013 Women’s Policy Institute Fellow.
Public Policy Specialist, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
Prior to joining the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence in 2012, Krista worked at the National Network to End Domestic Violence for three and a half years. In her role as the Public Policy Coordinator her work focused on federal appropriations and the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Her past experience includes work with at-risk youth which fueled her passion for social policy issues. Krista received her Master's degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Social Policy from American University and received a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach.
Lisa Fujie Parks, MPH
Prevention Program Manager
Lisa Fujie Parks is passionate about promoting heath and equity in our relationships, families, and communities. As a prevention educator at Community United Against Violence (CUAV) in 1999, she led a team of LGBTQ youth and adults to design one of the country’s first LGBTQ relationship violence prevention projects. In addition to designing, implementing and evaluating sexual and intimate partner violence prevention projects, she has delivered over 150 trainings on topics such as comprehensive primary prevention, incorporating anti-oppression principles in primary prevention, multidisciplinary collaboration, policy advocacy and media advocacy. She has provided sexual and intimate partner violence prevention training and consultation services to community-based organizations, state coalitions, state health departments and universities in California, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Washington. She is primary author of “Poised for Prevention: Advancing Promising Approaches to Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence” (a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report) and co-author of “The Spectrum of Sexual Violence Prevention: Toward a Community Solution” (a National Sexual Violence Resource Center publication). Prior to joining the Partnership as staff in April 2009, Lisa worked as a consultant and managed the Partnership’s LGBTQ DV TAT Project.
Director of Finance & Administration
Susana Mullen is the Director of Finance and Administration for the Partnership, where she is responsible for effective management and continuous process improvement of finance, human resources, information technology, and office operation functions. Susana loves living in Sacramento and is delighted to be able to provide support to the Partnership and its many stakeholders.
In addition to three years auditing nonprofits, Susana has provided financial management and administrative support services to social service/social justice nonprofits for over ten years. During her two years as Accounting Manager at a major provider of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, she completed the 80-hour provider training and served on its crisis line.
Susana, a licensed California Certified Public Accountant, holds an M B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to her work in the nonprofit field, Susana served five years as an accounting lecturer for colleges and universities in New York, Arizona, and California and has over ten years experience in corporate and public accounting.
Policy & Communications Associate
Tiarra is the Policy & Communications Associate for The Partnership, where she is responsible for providing support for the agency’s policy and public affairs work. She assists with media relations, newsletters and publicity efforts, and participates in public policy initiatives. Before joining The Partnership, Tiarra was the Webmaster & Communications Coordinator for The California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives, a trade association for organizations that provide drug and alcohol treatment services. There, she took on the project of overhauling the organization’s website, in order to make it easier to navigate and attract more visitors. She provided writing and editing support for the organization’s weekly newsletter and often attended hearings in the State Capitol in order to draft articles and alerts for public policy communication efforts. Tiarra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in public relations from CSU Sacramento.